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Deputy Export Compliance Officer - Sponsored Programs Administration

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Job Location:
Urbana, Illinois
Sponsored Programs, Grants, and Contracts
Deputy Export Compliance Officer - Sponsored Programs Administration

Office of the
Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation
University of
Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Since its founding in 1867, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has earned a reputation as a world-class leader in research, teaching, and public engagement.

Sponsored Programs Administration (SPA) is a service unit under the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, supporting the research enterprise throughout the entire lifecycle of an externally sponsored project, from proposal submission to award closeout.

The Deputy Export
Compliance Officer administers activities associated with developing,
implementing, and supporting programs and policies related to the U.S. Export
Control and Sanctions regulations on behalf of the University of Illinois Board
of Trustees.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide support to the Export Control Officer with managing all centralized functions of the institutional Export Management and Compliance Program (EMCP) to facilitate sponsored portfolio compliance with all applicable U.S. export and sanctions regulations including but not limited to: denied party, end-use, end-user and embargo screening; anti-boycott; commodity jurisdiction, classification and export determination, licensing determination and implementation; and export and re-export laws and regulations. Conduct screening of non-US persons to determine risk and assist in creating Attestation Agreements and Technical Control Plans.
  • Facilitate the development and maintenance of the policies and procedures required to create and support the EMCP. Periodically assist in reviewing and updating procedures based on current best practices, legal and regulatory updates, and/or policy compliance. Collaborate in the development and delivery of training for University personnel to promote the implementation of the EMCP. Develop and provide export and sanctions compliance educational materials/sessions to academic and business units including assistance with Visual Compliance software use.
  • Work with academic and business units' export compliance coordinators in supporting and maintaining the EMCP. Assist units in screening entities in coordination with General Counsel/outside counsel. Cooperate with Internal Audit to conduct risk assessment and assess site compliance implementation.
  • Stay current on applicable laws, regulations, and issuances issued by various government agencies and translate them into business practices. Develop and manage relationships with outside experts (consultants, outside counsel, etc.). Assist in developing metrics to measure the progress and success of the EMCP. Continuously look for innovative changes in the management and administration of the EMCP. Assist the Export Compliance Officer with other offices such as Human Resources, Procurement, Risk Management, International Affairs, General Counsel, Internal Audit and other applicable functions to recommend and apply updates to export control policies, processes, and practices.
  • Assume other duties as assigned by the Sponsored Programs Administration as appropriate for the Deputy Export Compliance Officer necessary to further enhance the mission and goals of SPA. Work in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research in ensuring institutional compliance with the sponsored portfolio. Coordinate with the Research Integrity Officer and the Regulatory Research Coordinator in managing the sponsor-specific COI requirements/regulations to ensure institutional compliance. Some overnight travel may be required.
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree. Experience and familiarity with application and enforcement of export control regulations and policies. Experience working with confidential and security-sensitive information.

Preferred Qualifications
Familiarity with and detailed knowledge of export control regulations and policies as they apply in an academic environment. Ability to identify University needs and communicate with software providers to integrate system improvements.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Ability to work cooperatively with various levels of faculty, staff, students, outside agencies, and other stakeholders, including individuals from a variety of cultures and backgrounds; outstanding customer service orientation; excellent communication and personal relations skills; effective analytical, organization, prioritization, and team skills. Sound judgment. Demonstrated ability to perform effectively with a professional demeanor in a diverse and fast-paced work environment consisting of multiple and changing priorities under stringent deadlines. Proficiency in commonly-employed software.

Appointment Information

This is a 100% full-time Academic Professional position, appointed on a 12-month basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after 10/31/2022. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures & Deadline Information

Applications must be received by Wednesday, October 12, 2022. Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, please contact Leslie
Lewin Reinhart ( For questions regarding the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, COVID-19 vaccination requirement, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.

Applicants with disabilities are encouraged to apply and may request a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (2008) to complete the application and/or interview process. Requests may be submitted through the reasonable accommodations portal, or by contacting the Accessibility & Accommodations Division of the Office for Access and Equity at 217-333-0885, or by emailing

Requisition ID: 1011486

Job Category: Administrative

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